Last year I had the good fortune to attend the Watercress Line’s Spring Steam Gala and what a Gala it was. Originally it was planned to be an event where you able to see three of the National Railway Museums 4-4-0s in steam together. However as everyone knows the legendary GWR 4-4-0 City of Truro…
Having seen this powerful four-cylinder beast so many times, it could be easy to become a little blasé about seeing it again. Absence makes the heart grow fonder it seems and not having seen 850 Lord Nelson for several months (and not at all this year) it was great to see it again, looking no…
Following up from the blog post looking at 34051 Sir Winston Churchill in Ropley, today we take a slightly different perspective – a moving perspective on the Watercress Line!
The day after catching the Real Ale Train (click here for more); I had a brief stop in Bowers Grove Lane to watch schools class 925 Cheltenham (above) and 850 Lord Nelson (below) pass.
Prior to catching the Real Ale Train (click here for more); I had a quick look at Ropley loco yard to see what was going on. As usual there was plenty to see!
The Watercress Line’s Great Spring Steam Gala
Welcome to Locoyard’s Model of the Week Blog Post! This week we look at the history of the prototype represented by Locoyard’s much modified Bachmann 850 Lord Nelson. The Lord Nelson class was the end result of Richard Maunsell’s ambitious challenge to produce a locomotive capable of hauling 500 ton trains at an average speed…
I am very happy to report that the Watercress Line’s Great Spring Gala truly lived up to its name and then some! Not only was it Great, but it was fantastic!
This Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd March, the Watercress Line will be holding their Great Spring Steam Gala.
As promised yesterday, here are some photographs of the magnificent 850 Lord Nelson departing Ropley into the sunset.